Likud MK David Bitan, the chair of the Likud faction in the Knesset, is one of those big, fat Mafia type enforcers who roam the ranks of political parties throughout the world. Or alternatively, I suppose you could liken him to an obese, overeager poodle. Bibi’s poodle. The Facebook image posted here compares him to […]
Did Sheldon Adelson Just Buy Nevada’s Biggest Newspaper? Anonymously?
Holy cow this is a weird story. If my guess turns out to be true, I want a journalism medal for my political prophetic powers. Nevada’s biggest paper is the Las Vegas Review Journal. Till now, it has been an independent paper with a strong record of aggressively reporting stories about the state’s gambling industry, the […]
Veteran Israeli TV Political Reporter Accused of Sexual Harrassment, Rape
Walla published an article yesterday about a veteran Israeli TV reporter accused of repeated instances of sexual harassment of female colleagues. A former Channel 2 newscaster, Gadi Sukenik, aired the charge and said it involved a “most serious case” of serial harassment: “Everyone knew about the whole time and said as long as it doesn’t […]
Labor Party Deal With Channel 2 Reporter Shuts Competing Party Out of Election Coverage
In my conversations with leaders of the Eretz Chadasha Party, they noted that it had been shut out of news coverage by most of the major Israeli media. Now I know why, at least in the case of one TV channel. Labor Party chief, Shelly Yachimovitch made a deal with Channel 2’s politics reporter Rina […]